Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


I'm sick, so I'll post later.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Library Videos...and more

In retaliation for KL's March of the Librarians Video, I would like everyone, especially those mangoes who are scared of the moving shelves, just how fun moving stacks can be!

We tried to put Pigasus up tonight, but as he screws into the ceiling, this proved a bit awkward. Instead, he has taken up residence on top of my desk w/ a Shakespeare bobble head, a Black Knight plushie, and a stuffed lobster. I think he will be happy in his new home. When we have a ceiling we're allowed to put screws in, he will be able to fly properly :)

Also, a couple of other random videos I very much enjoy.

Isn't is a nice horse?

Karaoke for the Deaf
Peanuts - The Great Pumpkin (25 mins)

The Umbilical Brothers

The Muppets

Mah Nah Mah Nah

Swedish Chef collection - long

You Give Me Fever

The Gambler

Monday, February 19, 2007

Who Doesn't Love Monty Python?!

Penguin on Top of the Television Set
Spanish Inquisition Part 1, Part 2, Torture
Ministry of Silly Walks
Cheese Shop
Dead Parrot Sketch
Lumberjack Song

It's slack week!!! Of course, this only means that I have my Monday evening back and can go to KL's movie night. The only other difference is that I didn't have to get up at 6 this morning and won't tomorrow either. Otherwise I have tons of work and other unpleasant stuff to do :P

Hope everyone else who's on slack week has a relaxing...or at least productive...time :)

Friday, February 16, 2007

Simple Spinach Dip.....and Hamsters

1 block (8 oz.) of cream cheese
2 - 3 cups grated cheese (cheddar/mozzarella mix or marble. Adding some havarti is also good)
1 frozen box of chopped spinach, defrosted, squeezed, and drained
1 large tomato, cubed
(1 small onion, chopped finely)
(1 green onion, chopped)
(1 small green and or red pepper, chopped finely)
Tortilla chips, crusty bread, or both to dip with.

In a microwave safe bowl mix all the cheeses and the spinach. (You may want some reserved cheddar or marble cheese to melt over the top). Stir as well as you can and heat in the microwave for about 3 minutes. Remove and stir. Microwave again for another 3 minutes or until all the cheese is melted. Stir once more. Melt cheese over the top if you wish.

Sprinkle the tomato (onion and pepper) over the top and eat with chips or bread.

It is also nice to hollow out a loaf of crusty Italian bread and scoop the dip into the bread bowl. Use the insides of the bread to scoop the dip and eat the bowl when you are done.

I hadn't posted a recipe in a while, so I though I would.
Also, a very amusing hamster game.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

More Links

Happy Valentines Day everyone :)
I hope you have all had a love and chocolate filled day. PI and I celebrated last week so we could have a romantic evening out w/o the rest of the city at the same table or being rushed 'cause someone else had booked our table. It was lovely. Today we're both very tired so we'll save the wine for another day so we can actually enjoy it.

Just in case you aren't already sick of links, here are some more.

Beep Beep - I'm not sure if they did the video, but it's REALLY weird.

La Diva (Natalie Coquette)

Moxy Fruvous - My Baby Loves a Bunch of Authors

Abbot and Costello - Who's on First

And who doesn't love the Canadian Film Board?!
Black Fly
The Cat Came Back
Log Driver's Waltz

Sunday, February 11, 2007

News and Even More Strange Music

Not much is going on in my confused world lately. PI and I interviewed and hired a photographer last Tues. We're meeting at the hall w/ the caterer today so he can see the facilities and we can discuss the menu and he can ask questions. Also, we went to a Cooking Club meeting last night and had a good time. The theme was cheese. Rather an heavy meal, but very yummy. We brought a Greek salad in the hopes of cutting through the cheese a bit. There was also a baked goat cheese salad, poutine, mac and cheese, spinach ricotta dumplings, a broccoli gratan concoction, many kinds of cheese and crackers, apple pie, cheese cake, etc. and the obligatory wine that goes w/ cheese. There was also a lot of good conversation and, since I knew no one there, it was a good chance to meet some more people in my program.

Since Blogger has been bought by Google, a few changes have been made. It's easier to search past posts, but I'm having a hard time finding old comments and still having them local to Blogger. I'm sure I'll sort it out, but if there are any changes you'd recommend or don't like, let me know.

Now I'm off to the essays again :P Enjoy the music while I'm gone.

Rockapella - a group you probably know
Tonight - a good intro to the group
Carmen Sandiago
Off My Mind
Sorry about the video, but I love a good bass :)

Duleman - Probably my favourite piece sung by them.
Summer Dreams - Good example of why I love a capella stuff. The voice is so neat sometimes :) A bit modern and weird, though.
Past Life Melodies

The Nylons - Very much like Rockapella, but I think they're cooler...probably 'cause I've performed w/ them :P ...but then, I've performed w/ a lot of people I don't like, too.
Happy Together

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Sheep and More Music

Test your reactions w/ sheep :P

Some Random Songs I enjoy

Ants Marching - Bela Fleck and the Flecktones

Satellite - Dave Matthews

Cows with Guns - Dead Milk Men

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - Andrews Sisters

I'm Henry VIII - Herman's Hermits

Bulbous Bouffant - Radio Free Vestibules

Monday, February 05, 2007

And Yet More Music

Bobby McFarren - Home Page
Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Ave Maria
Round Midnight
With Strings

PDQ Bach
The best example I could find was this trailer. It's not very helpful, but it will have to do.

Arlo Guthrie

The Motorcycle Song
Alice's Restaurant is about 20 minutes long.

They Might be Giants
Istanbul not Constantinople
Particle Man

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Library Stuff and More Music

Although it never occurred to me until I came to FIS, everyone there seems rather paranoid about whether or not libraries are becoming obsolete. So here are some reasons they're not:
33 Reasons Librarians are Still Important

Also, I'm having tons of fun at the OLA conference. I'm really sore from yesterday. I was there from 7 - 5 then had class from 6:30-9:00ish. Very stiff today. But I'm off to the conference now, 'cause the expo is so much fun and there are some helpful talks.

Here's some music to get you through the day.

Spike Jones
Coctails for Two
Clink Clink

Ladysmith Black Mombazo
you probably know them w/o knowing it :) Sesame St.
Graceland tour w/ intro by Paul Simon
Hello My Baby